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Cuomo OASAS

Cuomo OASAS

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For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2011 
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISMAND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES UNANIMOUSLY CONFIRMED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez has been unanimouslyconfirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and SubstanceAbuse Services (OASAS). "Commissioner Gonzalez-Sanchez is a consummate professional who has dedicated her career to thewell-being of others. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the health and mental hygiene field,along with the leadership that will help transform our system of care into a comprehensive, integrated andpatient-focused system," Governor Cuomo said. "Both her extensive experience and unique talents willbe an asset to my administration and benefit New Yorkers across the state. I thank and applaud SenatorsKlein and DeFrancisco and their respective committees for their review of this nomination, as well as theentire Senate for their speedy confirmation vote." Commissioner Gonzalez-Sanchez said, "I am honored to bring my experience and commitment to theOffice of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, to the Governor and to the people of New York State. I thank Governor Cuomo for his confidence in nominating me to serve the people of New York,Senators Klein and DeFrancisco for the swift confirmation process, and the entire Senate for votingto accept me as the Commissioner of OASAS. As we move forward to achieve needed reforms, we asleaders in the behavioral health and health care fields must be innovative and committed to the changethat will provide the best possible care for those who need our services." Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez is a member of the Medicaid Redesign Team which submitted its reformrecommendations to Governor Cuomo last week. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez served as theCommissioner and Director of Community Services at the Nassau County Department of Mental Health,Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services, after working for two years as theDeputy Commissioner. She is also the Co-Chair of Nassau County's Health Disparity Task Force. Under Gonzalez-Sanchez, Nassau County consolidated mental health, developmental disabilities, and drug andalcohol addiction services. Prior to working for Nassau County, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez served at the NewYork City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for a decade. During her tenure, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez was an Associate Commissioner/NYC Regional Director, Assistant Commissioner/RegionalDirector for the Boroughs of the Bronx and Queens, the Director of Planning and Project Managementand a senior consultant. From 1991 to 1992, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez served as the Director of the BronxHealth Corps, after working as the Assistant Administrator for the Fund for Aging Services, Inc. at theNYC Department for the Aging. Before working for the NYC Department of Aging, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez was Research Fellow at Cornell University, where she taught Cell Biology and Anatomy.In 1982, Ms. Gonzalez-Sanchez was a genetic counselor in the Department of Pediatric and MedicalGenetics at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said, "Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez has extensive experience in

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